After Cam Newton left the Carolina Panthers, his No.1 jersey reached the trash cans all around Charlotte, destined to be buried with his dab.
But now Cam is back, baby – and so are her swimsuits. On the day her return to Charlotte was announced, social media posts created a buzz about when it was time to grab a Cam swimsuit – before smart retailers pulled them off clearance for put them back on the shelf at full price.
A quick look from eBay shows Cam jerseys are priced under $ 4 and others are $ 150 (and everything in between). But how do you know if what you are buying is legitimate?
How to buy a Carolina Panthers jersey
We asked CharlotteFive’s Alex Cason for some jersey buying advice – he’s our team’s biggest Carolina Panthers fan.
Here’s what Cason says to look for when shopping for jerseys:
- A stitched name and number are a good indicator of a more authentic jersey. The reasoning is that it costs more to create, so it’s less likely to be counterfeited, Cason said.
- Make sure the blue is Panther Blue (otherwise you’ll stand out – and not in a good way – among the sea of fans at Bank of America Stadium on game day).
Here are some sites you can trust when buying soccer jerseys:
Carolina Panthers Team Store
Location: 800 S Mint St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
There are a few Cam Newton jerseys available in sizes XL and up, starting at $ 135. The store is waiting for a new shipment but does not have a target date due to delays in the supply chain. Staff advice: keep checking.
You can customize a youth jersey for $ 109, get a women’s jersey for $ 119 or a Nike custom game jersey and select Cam Newton as the player for $ 119. (Plus, a variety of Newton’s Patriots merchandise is available at a significant discount.)
The NFL Shop
You can pick up a Cam Newton Panthers jersey in a women’s size ($ 119), but if not, bad luck. (Note: Patriots jerseys in women’s and youth sizes are also on sale here.)
Other places to try (but beware of the buyer):
There are all kinds of choices for Cam Newton Panthers jerseys through the world’s largest online shopping site. Sizes for small children to adults are available, starting at $ 29.99.
Selections change over time and prices vary, so if you’re up for some scouting, you might find the Cam Newton jersey you’re looking for.
Facebook Marketplace Charlotte
This is another place for those who have the patience and the time to hunt. A variety of sizes and prices are available from those selling Cam Newton jerseys nationwide.